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TIRE CONDITIONS

Causes and Corrections

Tread Wear - In Center

Probable Cause
  • Tires overinflated
  • Use of oversized tires
Appropriate Correction
  • Confirm cold inflation pressure matches vehicle's recommended pressures
  • Confirm appropriate rim width and evaluate alternate tire pressures

Tread Wear - On Both Shoulders

Probable Cause
  • Tires underinflated
  • Vehicle overloaded
Appropriate Correction
  • Confirm cold inflation pressure matches vehicle's recommended pressures
  • Confirm load being carried is within vehicle specifications, reduce as necessary

Tread Wear - On One Shoulder

Probable Cause
  • Wheel alignment does not match actual driving conditions
  • Worn or damaged steering/suspensions parts
Appropriate Correction
  • Set alignment to most appropriate angles withing vehicle's approved range
  • Replace worn or bent parts and align

Tread Wear - Heel and Toe Block Wear

Probable Cause
  • Insufficient tire rotation for driving conditions
  • Tires underinflated, increasing drag and wear
Appropriate Correction
  • Rotate tires more frequently following vehicle's approved pattern
  • Confirm cold inflation pressure matches vehicle's recommended pressures

Tread Wear - Irregular Cupping

Probable Cause
  • Loose steering or suspension components
  • Tires and wheels out of balance
Appropriate Correction
  • Replace worn struts/shocks and other steering/suspension parts and align
  • Correct balance of tires and wheels

Circumferential Split/Star

Probable Cause
  • Impact break from road hazard or pothole
  • Tire sidewall pinched between road and wheel
Appropriate Correction
  • Dismount tire and inspect for interior damage, replace tire if damage is found
  • Determine if wheel is bent by inspecting for runout, replace wheel if damage is found

Bubble/Bulge

Probable Cause
  • Tire sidewall pinched between road and wheel
  • Components contaminated during manufacturing
Appropriate Correction
  • Dismount tire and inspect, tire manufacturer's warranty applies if no interior damage is found
  • Dismount tire and inspect, interior damage indicates road hazard

Ozone/Weather Cracking

Probable Cause
  • Frequent exposure to direct sun and hot temperatures
  • Tires exposed to ozone or harsh chemicals
Appropriate Correction
  • Evaluate service conditions and attempt to minimize exposure to sun and heat
  • Attempt to keep tires away from sources of ozone and chemical exposure

Abrasions of Both Sidewalls

Probable Cause
  • Driven on when extremely low on air
  • Driven on when flat
Appropriate Correction
  • Dismount and inspect tire for interior damage, replace tire if damage is found

Acura Tire Conditions

The tires on your Acura go through some serious wear-and-tear, but rest assured that the Service Department here at Acura of Fremont have seen it all, and know how to fix it. We will inspect your tread wear, any bubbles or bulges, cracking due to weather, abrasions on the side walls, and even circumferential split. Whether you’re in need of a realignment, new shocks, or replacement wheels, we will fully inspect your tires and correct them as needed. To ensure your tires are in the proper condition, visit us today at 5700 Cushing Parkway in Fremont, California.